Film Cue – “From good to bad..or worse…”

A man, disheveled, tip-toes downstairs to the fridge expecting to find his daughter’s leftover birthday cake. Instead, he discovers the head of Flight Attendant Barbie sitting on a plate, surrounded by cake crumbs. A crudely hand-written note taped to the front of the plate reads: ‘you lose’

Either way-something that was supposed to be awesome has gone horribly not-awesome.

Soundtrack – Rock, Paper, Scissors.

I’ve got something of a crush on found object percussion. Is that a thing? Well, I’m not sure what it’s called exactly.  I record things like scraping rocks, ripping paper, zippers, ice cubes in glasses etc.. Then I tweak them to make them sound either exactly like the thing they are, or nothing. I added the glockenspiel because who doesn’t like a little glock with their rocks?

Soundtrack – commercial

Backwards guitars, strings, 6/8 time signature… You already know what it is: A woman, slow motion – flowing hair and gown – her delicate, bejeweled hand caressing the curves of a sleek automobile while a dashing man in a tuxedo peers approvingly over the top of his martini… Well, I suppose it could also have been a taco bell commercial showing a fajita being covered by some new awesomesauce. Either way, definitely slow-mo. This is the uncut version. (rhythm track is field recordings of water glasses and torn paper).

A little slice of pie?

The way I picture it, this is either a dream sequence in a Fassbinder movie or maybe a hallucination segment in a Darren Aranofsky film. The bummer is that neither of these guys has called me. However, that didn’t stop me from making it anyway. In reality, this was a proof of concept for myself. I wanted to turn some found samples I had made into loops and sprinkle on some glitchy ambience to make something tasty. It’s like a disturbing little slice of pie in that way.

Short doc soundtrack – final

This one actually didn’t end up getting used for the final piece but I’m including it here since I think it came out quite well. It was for a documentary about young Nepalese girls being sold into slavery by their parents. Heavy panning of instruments as it was intended for a centered voice over track.  The final bit of film featured one of the girls singing a Capella so the key of the piece was determined by this to make for a seamless transition.